Thanksgiving Mini Pies



We had so much fun making pies on Thanksgiving. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005, Thanksgiving just hasn't been the same. This year with my parents coming out and my mom also having Celiac Disease (diagnosed 2006) I decided things were going to change. This year we would have a completely gluten free Thanksgiving feast.

A week before Thanksgiving I made up several batches of pie crust using the recipe found in Gluten-Free baking classics by Annaliese Roberts (I love her book!), divided each batch into 3 pieces and rolled them out to fit a 4 inch mini pie pan. Then I wrapped them up and froze them until Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving we got out the frozen pie crusts and sat around the table putting them into the tins. It was really fun working together and since we were making mini pies we were able to make everyone's favorite kind without having tons of leftovers.



All in all we made 9 pies: a pumpkin, 2 mini chocolate cream, 2 mini banana cream, 2 mini dutch apple and 2 mini cherry. We put a cherry and apple in the freezer after they were baked and cooled and we'll have them for Christmas dinner. Pretty clever if I do say so myself!

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

Those pies look so cute! I just love them. Awesome job. My friends sister just got diagnosed with Celiacs, I told her all about your blog. You are such an awesome strength in all you do. I love you Meri! Can't wait to see you at Christmas.

Lindsey said...

By the way... I am really missing you two right now. Can't wait to see you!!! LOVE YOU SHANE AND MERI!!

Lindsey said...

UM... HELLO?! Did you forget about your blog?!!! sniff sniff... I miss seeing pictures...